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10-29-08 – I, for One, Welcome…

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  • #1443
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Photograph our new reptilian overlords. Snakes, Lizards, etc. Difficulty: No people allowed.

    Props to SilverStag for the theme suggestion!

    #19373
    corsec67
    Participant

    I have no lack of subjects for this contest, thanks to my cats.

    They are capturing about 2 lizards a day right now.
    Difficulty: they are not allowed outside ever, due in part to the bear I posted in the Bear theme.

    #19374
    soosh
    Participant

    hmm. we’ve got a distinct lack of reptiles up here. going to have to go with the prop lizards.

    #19375
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Question, SilverStag? If a photo shows people body parts (e.g. legs/feet) but not full people and/or identifiable people (i.e. they’re incidental) is that going to be kosher? I usually go pretty strict on the “no people means no people” but sometimes people are ok with incidental stuff in the distance…

    #19376
    SilverStag
    Participant

    Incidental people parts are OK. Bonus points if they’re chewed off 🙂

    #19377
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    lol Fark might not be ok with chewed off body parts 😉

    #19378
    U-Man
    Participant

    No frogs or toads, right? Reptilian not amphibian.

    /i gots me some frog and toad pics i want to use sometime.
    //turtles would work though, correct?

    #19379
    SilverStag
    Participant

    yup turtles are good. As are dinosaurs (big bonus for pics of live ones!), etc.

    #19380
    wrayvynn
    Participant

    c’mon, amphibians are cold blooded! Oh well:| will have to hunt for something else. Hey soosh, for our states capital juneau sure is lacking in some ways :S. I mean, no fair? Even Salcha has a fair…anyway, because all i have for reptiles are turtles i need to make a run to the pet store to cheat :D.

    #19381
    mopsy
    Participant

    SilverStag Are crocodiles okay? I looked up reptiles in Wikipedia and crocodilia are considered one of the orders of reptiles. What do say you?

    #19382
    SilverStag
    Participant

    Yep crocs and gators should be ok.

    #19383
    redwoodcruzr
    Participant

    yup turtles are good. As are dinosaurs (big bonus for pics of live ones!), etc.

    Hey, I thought the experts decided that dinos were just big scary birds without feathers. Don’t sound much like reptiles to me. 😉

    #19384
    U-Man
    Participant

    Hey, I thought the experts decided that dinos were just big scary birds without feathers. Don’t sound much like reptiles to me. 😉

    Sshhh! I just raided the 10-year-old’s room for a subject for pic #3.

    #19385
    SilverStag
    Participant

    yup turtles are good. As are dinosaurs (big bonus for pics of live ones!), etc.

    Hey, I thought the experts decided that dinos were just big scary birds without feathers. Don’t sound much like reptiles to me. 😉

    Experts, shmexperts.

    1. The word dinosaur really does not mean ?terrible-lizard?. Actually it was originally defined to mean ?fearfully-great lizard?, by Richard Owen in 1842. The Greek word deinos, when used as a superlative, means ?fearfully-great? ; as used by Homer in The Iliad. It became simplified over time, as an adjective, to mean ?terrible?. In reality, scientists believe that dinosaurs are neither ?terrible? nor ?lizards?!

    When the secrets of prehistoric life were unearthed, scientists tried to picture the feelings of those confronted by the great monsters whose fossil bones were coming again to light. Sir Richard Owen (English, 1804-1892) named a few of these creatures, from Greek words. Thus there was the terrible (fearful) lizard (Gk., deinos, ?fearful?, plus sauros, ?lizard?).

    ?Dictionary of Word Origins by Joseph T. Shipley

    Common usage wins, in my NSHO… close enough for horseshoes and Fark. 🙂

    Dinosaurs stay in 🙂

    #19386
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    How about dragons? Glass or otherwise?

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